Due to it's proximity to Paris, for a long time Chablis enjoyed the top status in the restaurants and tabacs of the capital city. Although still respected, those times have changed as Chardonnays made elsewhere in the world can often be easier to drink and more inviting than the stoney, minerally style produced in the most northerly sub-region of Burgundy.
All of Chablis' wines are white and of those, all are made from Chardonnay, the climate in this region is cool, wet and windy with the soil heavy in limestone. A good Chablis is like no other Chardonnay in the world, fresh and crisp, there is little oak evident in the wines that the French describe as Gunflint. Many say that Chablis is the best place to find Chardonnay in it's natural form.